Hi to all! This is my first time posting although I have been a lurker for a bit. I am mom to my third LO who just turned three months! She has been exclusively breastfed since birth and had her first bottle today of expressed milk. I returned to work yesterday for a four hour shift and am wondering if I have to pump while at work or if my supply is established enough to do without pumping. I only live one mile from work so it is about 4 hours and 15 minutes that I am gone from home. She is fed right before I leave and as soon as I get home. My dilemma is if I ask for extra time on my break to pump I will be gone from home even longer as I will have to have been "at work" for at least 3 hours and 45 minutes. I do not have enough time on my 15 minute break to get a full pumping session in and have not been very lucky pumping unless she is nursing on the opposite side. If I pump at work I have to go get a key from the security guard if I can find them, go to the locker room, set up, pump and attempt to let down in a timely manner (without her nursing this can take about 10 minutes), finish up and return the key and head back up to work. All in all this would take at least 25 minutes and I would hate to stay at work extra time just to pump!
My supply is great at this point. My LO co-sleeps and is fed on demand when I am home and in bed. Do you think my body would adjust without lowering my supply to much if I skip pumping for those four hours or should I just suck it up and pump?